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January 12 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 12th:
January 12 - Deaths:
690 – Benedict Biscop - saint (b. 628)
1167 – Ailred of Rievaulx - saint (b. 1110)
1321 – Maria of Brabant - wife of Philip III of France (b. 1256)
1519 – Maximilian I - Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1459)
1665 – Pierre de Fermat - French mathematician & lawyer (b. 1601)
1674 – Giacomo Carissimi - Italian composer (b. 1605)
1700 – Marguerite Bourgeoys - saint (b. 1620)
1705 – Luca Giordano - Italian artist (b. 1634)
1732 – John Horsley - British archaeologist (b. 1685)
1735 – John Eccles - English composer (b. 1668)
1759 – Anne - Princess Royal & Princess of Orange (b. 1709)
1765 – Johann Melchior Molter - German composer (b. 1696)
1777 – Hugh Mercer - American Revolutionary War officer (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1726)
1781 – Richard Challoner - English Catholic prelate (b. 1691)
1817 – Juan Andres - Spanish Jesuit (b. 1740)
1829 – Friedrich von Schlegel - German poet (b. 1772)
1833 – Marie-Antoine Carême - French chef (b. 1784)
1834 – William Wyndham Grenville - 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1759)
1856 – Ľudovít Štúr - Slovak politician, author of Slovak language - (b. 1815)
1892 – William Reeves - bishop, antiquarian (b. 1815)
1897 – Isaac Pitman - British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813)
1899 – Hiram Walker - American distiller (b. 1816)
1909 – Hermann Minkowski - German mathematician (b. 1864)
1921 – Gervase Elwes - English tenor (b. 1866)
1926 – Sir Austin Chapman - Australian politician (b. 1864)
1934 – Pawel Kochanski - Polish violinist, composer & arranger (b. 1887)
1938 – Gösta Ekman - Swedish actor (b. 1890)
1940 – Edward Smith - English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1899)
1943 – Jan Campert - Dutch journalist & writer (b. 1902)
1944 – Lance C. Wade - American pilot (b. 1915)
1956 – Norman Kerry - American actor (b. 1894)
1958 – Charles Mallory Hatfield - U.S. rainmaker (b. 1875)
1960 – Nevil Shute - English writer (b. 1899)
1962 – Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams - Russian writer & feminist (b. 1869)
1965 – Lorraine Hansberry - American writer (b. 1936)
1974 – Princess Patricia of Connaught (b. 1886)
1976 – Agatha Christie - English writer (b. 1890)
1977 – Henri-Georges Clouzot - French film director & screenwriter (b. 1907)
1983 – Rebop Kwaku Baah - Nigerian percussionist (b. 1944)
1983 – Nikolai Podgorny - President of the USSR (b. 1903)
1988 – Connie Mulder - South African politician (b. 1925)
1990 – Laurence J. Peter - Canadian-born educator et writer (b. 1919)
1991 – Keye Luke - Chinese-American actor (b. 1904)
1996 – Joachim Nitsche - German mathematician (b. 1926)
1997 – Jean-Edern Hallier - French author (b. 1936)
1997 – Charles B. Huggins - Canadian-born cancer researcher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1901)
1999 – Betty Lou Gerson - American voice actress (b. 1914)
1999 – Doug Wickenheiser - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
2000 – Marc Davis - American animator (b. 1913)
2000 – Bobby Phills - American basketball player (b. 1969)
2001 – Affirmed - American racehorse (b. 1975)
2001 – Luiz Bonfá - Brazilian guitarist & composer (b. 1922)
2001 – William Hewlett - American engineer & businessman (b. 1913)
2002 – Stanley Unwin - South African comedian (b. 1911)
2002 – Cyrus Vance - 57th U.S. Secretary of State (b. 1917)
2003 – Dean Amadon - American ornithologist (b. 1912)
2003 – Kinji Fukasaku - Japanese director (b. 1930)
2003 – Brandon Vedas (b. 1981)
2003 – Leopoldo Galtieri - dictator of Argentina (b. 1926)
2003 – Maurice Gibb - British singer, songwriter, & musician (Bee Gees) (b. 1949)
2003 – Alan Nunn May - English physicist & Soviet spy (b. 1911)
2004 – Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya - Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
2004 – Randy VanWarmer - American singer & songwriter (b. 1955)
2005 – Alessia di Matteo - first survivor of 8 transplants in one operation (b. 2003)
2005 – Amrish Puri - Indian actor (b. 1932)
2005 – Edmund S. Valtman - Estonian-born cartoonist (b. 1914)
2007 – Sir James Killen - Australian politician (b. 1925)
2007 – Alice Coltrane - American jazz musician (b. 1937)
2009 – Claude Berri - French movie director (b. 1934)
2009 – Arne Næss - Norwegian philosopher (b. 1912)


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